Jerry Lodriguss
Image taken:
Mar. 7, 2011
Voorhees, New Jersey (suburban Philalelphia)
The Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-133) and International Space Station (ISS) pass over New Jersey at 19:00:17 pm est on Monday March 7, 2011. The two space craft were seen as bright points of light in the sky, with the shuttle leading the ISS by about 15 seconds. The ISS was shining at magnitude -3 during this pass. In this image they moved from the Big Dipper in Ursa Major at upper left towards the constellation of Leo at right. Both as seen as as streaks of light in the photograph because they moved across the sky during this 30-second exposure. The shuttle is the fainter of the two trails. The shuttle had undocked from the ISS earlier in the day and was heading back to a landing on Earth.
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